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The Contact (Region-1, 3)
The Contact (Region-1, 3)
The Contact (Region-1, 3)
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Product Description
Original title: Chopsok

Starring: Han Seok-Gyu, Jeon Do-Yeon
Director: Jang Yun-Hyeon
Studio: SRE Corp.
Rating: 15 & Up
Genre: Drama (Romance)

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About This DVD

The Contact is the debut feature film of director Jang Yoon Hyun who has also directed Tell me Something. This film swooped 6 awards in the 1997 Grand Bell Awards including Best New Director and Best Picture. It is a love story of two lonely souls unfolding in the landscape of Seoul, breathing the new living mode in the age of cyber technology. The two meet online and after many takes and turns, they fall in love and finally meet. This film also feature the most-loved Korean actor Han Suk Kyu.

1. Cyber Chatting

Contact does not use PC communication and chatting only as simple subject-matter. It contains the understanding of netizens' lives and culture. So we, as netizens, feel sympathy with this movie just as gays do with "queer" movies and as patients who suffer from AIDS do with Philadelphia. As soon as they come home, hero and heroine turn the computer on, enter a chat room, and become angry, happy, ashamed, and so on. They get familiar with each other through cyberspace.

2. Two Birds Caressing Each Other's Feathers on A Snowy Day

In the last scene, Soo-hyun is waiting for Dong-hyun. However, Dong-hyun is just watching Soo-hyun waiting for him because he can't forget his former love. He cannot accept a new love even if the former love could be forgotten. Another cannot refill his emptiness. When he is really lonely, he can meet a new girl-friend as a partner for drinking or sex, but it cannot fulfill his true desires. For a very long time, Dong-hyun must prepare himself to accept Soo-hyun.

He must have wanted to make sure he could sympathize with Soo-hyun because neither of them deserve another disappointment. It is so beautiful but so hard to forget a former love, to caress a new love's suffering, and to cheer up for him or her. New love after a romantic downfall is as beautiful as two birds caressing each other's feathers on a snowy winter day.

3. Good Points and Bad Points of Contact

I will begin with the good points in this movie. First of all, I want to comment on Jeon Do-Yeon's wonderful performance, which is so perfect that it seems impossible to cast another actress in that role. As far as voice goes, Do-yun is better than Han Seok-Gyu.

Second, I can't forget some of the memorable words from this movie: "I feel drunk in the studio even when I don't drink," "This morning, I saw the map and I found how far the country you are going to is," "He whom I love has a unique facial expression. He sometimes smiles at me. One day, I saw him smile at my friend," It is so hard to meet someone else," "One day you said you believe those who are made to meet each other will meet each other someday without fail? I don't believe it anymore," and "Today, I wanted to meet you and listen to this music together with you."

Third, I want to commend the excellent soundtrack in this movie?not only the actors' voices but also the background music. Is it because of the post-production period, which took three months to complete? Anyway, it is certainly praiseworthy.




Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0 
Video Format: Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic) 
Languages: Korean 
Subtitles: English, Korean 
Country Made: Korea 
Region Code: 1, 3 
Year Made: 1997 
Running Time: 104 
Special Features: Commnetary by Director and Casts, Cast & Staff Profile, Trailers, Making of Film, TV Spot, Interviews with Director and Casts, Photo Gallery, Music Video: 1. With a Girl Like You 2. A Lover's Concerto  

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